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Date:  Jan 31, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Tender Manager

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!



Position Overview

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


Reporting to the Pre-Construction Director for Aecon’s Major Projects West division, the Tender Manager will work directly with the estimating team on exciting, $100M+ heavy civil infrastructure projects in Western Canada. This position will be based at our downtown Vancouver office and will work as part of a larger team to deliver estimates of multiple tenders at one time. The successful applicant will have previous experience as a Senior Estimator and a comprehensive understanding of civil construction including earthworks, bridges, concrete structures, highways, and tunnels.


What You Will Do Here

  • Ability to chair meetings, delegate priorities and set project goals.
  • Perform and/or direct quantity take-offs from tender drawings.
  • Present all aspects of the project scope, staging, timing, constraints, risks, and potential cost saving opportunities and alternatives to internal staff.
  • Consistently and insightfully formulate all tender costs—labour, material, equipment, and procure subcontractor scope and costs—for quotation submission.
  • Close tenders—including tender reviews and sub-proposal reviews and analysis.
  • Accountable for accuracy of tender submissions.
  • Maintain files and correspondence on active tenders.
  • Cost out potential scope of work changes/additional cost/claims situations.
  • Prepare handover documents to the construction team once project is awarded


What You Bring to the Team 

  • University Degree – Civil Engineering or College Graduate – Civil Technology.
  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience in the heavy civil construction industry, with 5+ years in a supervisory or management capacity.
  • Direct experience overseeing the estimate of projects with a total value of $100M and up.
  • Strong team and communication skills—reading, writing, and oral skills in English.
  • Capable of reading and understanding construction drawings and documents.
  • Computer proficiency – proficiency in MS Word and an estimating package such as Hard Dollar
  • Self-motivated for success.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to work with, and direct others, as a team.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods), industry practices, estimating/budgeting, scheduling and safety requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal, client relations, team leadership and communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.


The expected pay range for this opportunity is $130,000 - $150,000.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.